The Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans #2)
When anything goes wrong at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, from the hexing of Bus Six to the mysterious disappearance of the kindergarten gerbil, it's sure to have a Herdman behind it. The Herdmans are more than famous -- they're outlaws. They smoke cigars, lie, and set fire to things, and that's only when they bother to come t ...more
In this book, the Herdmans remain the worst behaved family in town. What's worse is that they all attend Woodrow Wilson School. Robinson tells of the antics of this horrid family throughout a school year, from hazing to smoking cigars and even forcing children to undertake back-alley orthodontics. When the teacher sets out a year-long project of choosin ...more
Now, I'm older and trying to find good books for my neice and nephew. Pondering the books I read as kid, I thought of "Best Christmas Pagent" and went looking for it at my local library to make sure it was age-appropriate for my niece. And that ...more
So the premise of the story is that the main ...more
This book took place at a school, in present time. It was interesting to see that the Herdmans (6) passed there class on, how stupid they are. This shows that if you try you can pass your classes.
This book has a lot of stupid actions, this book had good detail. So, I enjoyed it. The part of this book that I did not enjoy was when the Herdmans used p ...more
The Worst Kids in the History of the World!
When anything goes wrong at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, from the hexing of Bus Six to the mysterious disappearance of the kindergarten gerbil, it's sure to have a Herdman behind it. The Herdmans are more than famous — they're outlaws. They smoke cigars, lie, and set fire to things, and that's only when they bother to come to school!
Then a school project forces the students to think of compliments for all their classmates — including the Herdmans....more
I found this book for sale at my local library, and for my quarter, this was quite a gift! This book is really a collection of past stories, and cantankerously funny events, in an attempt to make you crack a grin. I found the writing vague, but entertaining--the exact thing most kids will be looking for in a short story to break away from boredom.
"Her bubbles were so big and so thin you could see her whole face through the bubble, li ...more
I'm sure kids think the stories are hilarious, but I found them annoying. And sad--the stories are all about the Herdman family and how these kids mess everything up or just do really crazy things, most of which are not good. But these kids c ...more
Like a lot of series for children, this book was alike. The problem is just like "A Christmas Story 2"; the author tried to re-capture the magic by replicating the story later. This wasn't nearly as magical as the first offering. It felt forced.
The moral, as it were, wasn't a lesson. W ...more
The Herdmans!!! I mean, they may get into a lot of trouble and disbehave a little (lot) but they are so fun and creative and you can tell they just need someone to love them and give them attention. And they may occasionally remind me of me and my siblings....
I love that they all had to come up with at least one compliment for each student in their class-including the Herdmans.
Imogene Herdman finally showing a little bit of kindness towards someone by protecting baby Howard and not letting ...more
Here's why students and teachers can enjoy this book. It's funny! It's full of moments that will get the kids groaning, laughing, and shrieking with surprise.
The kids love the Herdmans and who wouldn't they are memorable characters.
I found it to be a great read aloud for my students for the beginning of the year because it gives a great kid perspective to school and encourages kids to think about the ...more
BTW: It really should not have taken me so long to read this book. In fact, I worked at a fairly steady pace--considering my current trou ...more
I gave this book four stars, becasue I really enjoyed reading it, and I couldn't put it down! This book was so full of laughter, and it was such a gre ...more
My mother, widowed when I was three years old, taught school for forty-nine years in that same small town, and her major (indeed, only) extravagance was books. I grew up with, and quickly adopted, the notion that reading was the only way to fill up every scrap of loose time you ...more